Sports

Cougar baseball team off to fast start

NORTH PROVIDENCE - Dean Garganese wonders which team will show up. The North Providence High School baseball team opened the season with a surprising win, led by Devin Benson, got hammered by... more

NCMS boys out to quick start

The season is only one week old, but already the North Cumberland Middle School baseball team is the only undefeated team in the Northern Division as the squad attempts to defend its division title.... more

Pawtucket Pacers celebrate 15 years

PAWTUCKET - It began as a way to get their daughters, who have intellectual disabilities, involved in sports and activities and now it has blossomed into the Pawtucket Pacers, which is observing its... more

NCMS girls break out on top in softball

North Cumberland Middle School softball coach John McDonald knew heading into the season that he has one of the best pitchers in the state on his staff, but knew he would have to develop other arms... more

Lady Cougars roll over Classical, lose to St. Raphael

NORTH PROVIDENCE - After dropping an 8-6 decision to St. Raphael Academy, the North Providence High School girls went on a tear, taking out their revenge against Classical in a 15-0 mercy rule win... more

Mercymount girls lose in regionals

CUMBERLAND - They kept it close early, but in the end, the Rhode Island Catholic Athletic League 8th Grade state champions fell, 42-33, to Sts. Peter and Paul of Hartford, Conn., in the opening round... more

Smithfield boys tennis still perfect

By KAYLA PANU Breeze & Observer Sports Writer kayla@valleybreeze.com SMITHFIELD - With a different looking lineup and facing another undefeated team, the Smithfield High School boys' varsity... more

Cougar netmen win pair

NORTH PROVIDENCE - The North Providence High School boys tennis team won their first two matches of the season last week starting out with a shutout over Coventry, 7-0 and then a win over Warwick... more

Sentinel baseball suffers first loss

By KAYLA PANU Breeze & Observer Sports Writer kayla@valleybreeze.com NORTH SMITHFIELD - After a quick 2-0 start to their season the Smithfield High School varsity baseball team hit a speed bump... more

Ricci boys down Birchwood

NORTH PROVIDENCE - The Ricci Middle School baseball team downed cross town rival Birchwood Middle School, 4-2 in Central Division action last week. Mike Sollitto was the winning pitcher, going five... more

Lady Sentinels still unbeaten

SMITHFIELD - The Smithfield High School girls' varsity softball team improved to 4-0 last week, continuing their hot streak. The Lady Sentinels started their week on Wednesday with a win over East... more

Blackstone Valley Spinners U-10 team starts fast

The Blackstone Valley Spinners 10-U American team is off to a fast start. After two weekends of play, they are 4-0 and have yet to give up a run. In the first weekend of action they swept the Ocean... more

Tough losses for Sentinel baseball team

After a tough 13-1 loss at North Smithfield, the Smithfield High School baseball team tried to regain their winning ways against Mount St. Charles Academy last week. They came up one run shy, falling... more

Blackstone Valley Spinners U-10 team starts fast

The Blackstone Valley Spinners 10-U American team is off to a fast start. After two weekends of play, they are 4-0 and have yet to give up a run. In the first weekend of action they swept the Ocean... more

Belisle, Carney lead MSC Hall of Fame class

WOONSOCKET - Legendary boys ice hockey coach Norman "Bill" Belisle and Pawtucket native and NHL player Keith Carney lead an impressive list of athletes who will be sworn into the Mount St. Charles... more

NPWLL opens 2014 season

NORTH PROVIDENCE - Under perfect weather conditions, the North Providence West Little League kicked off the 2014 season with its traditional parade of players and opening ceremonies Saturday morning... more

Women's softball taking sign-ups

NORTH SMITHFIELD - The North Smithfield Women's Softball League is accepting registration for its 2014 season. The league is for women 18 and older and uses a non-competitive format. Cost is $40,... more

Swim stroke clinic planned at town pool

NORTH PROVIDENCE - The Barracuda Swim Club annual stroke clinic will take place April 21-25 from 4 to 6 p.m. at the North Providence Pool and Fitness Center, 1800 Mineral Spring Ave. Cost is $50, and... more

Sign up now for summer hoops

PAWTUCKET - Registration for the Pawtucket Youth Summer Basketball League will be taken on Friday, April 18 from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. at the Smithfield Avenue courts. The program is for boys and girls... more

OSSG tops in Rhode Island

LINCOLN - Young athletes from the Ocean State School of Gymnastics were dominant at the annual USA Gymnastics private club state championships, winning more titles than any other entry. The... more

Pawtucket plans annual pitch, hit and run contest

PAWTUCKET - The Recreation Department, in conjunction with the Pawtucket Boys & Girls Club, will sponsor the annual pitch, hit and run competition on Saturday, April 19, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at... more

CYB/SL opens 2014 season on Saturday

CUMBERLAND - The Cumberland Youth Baseball and Softball League will hold its annual Opening Day Parade on Saturday, April 19. The parade will include all boys and girls in the Challenger Division as... more

Tournament benefits homeless shelter

WOONSOCKET - Family Resources Community Action will host its 9th annual golf tournament on Friday, June 13 at Wentworth Hills Golf Club, Plainville. Proceeds will support the Woonsocket shelter and... more

North Providence American Legion team holding sign-ups

NORTH PROVIDENCE - The Junior Legion Team is returning for another year and is looking for players and sponsors. Any returning player or new player interested in signing up can register online at www... more

Redman, Aptt tops in bowling

CUMBERLAND - Ken Redman fired a 566 series to lead all participants, and Gloria Aptt's 462 was best among the women in St. Aidan Senior Bowling League action last week at East Providence Lanes. Other... more

Big League program taking sign-ups

CUMBERLAND - The Cumberland Youth Baseball and Softball League Big League Baseball Program is looking for players. Players aged 16-18 are eligible to play. Cumberland will be playing teams... more

Field of Dreams plans practice

WOONSOCKET - The Field of Dreams Senior Softball League will hold practices on Friday, April 18, at 9 a.m. at Baldelli Field in Cold Spring Park, Harris Avenue. The league is for men 58 and older who... more

Lincoln hosting pitch, hit and run

LINCOLN - The Lincoln Parks and Recreation Department will be holding its annual MLB Pitch, Hit, and Run event on Sunday, April 27 on Lime Acres Field at 1 p.m. Contestants are asked to report to... more

CYSA co-ed team ties

CUMBERLAND - The Cumberland Youth Soccer Association U-14 co-ed team battled to a 2-2 tie against Cranston during weekend spring league action. The Cumberland team was able to manufacture the... more

Cumberland United takes indoor crown

CUMBERLAND - Cumberland United FC took home the U-10 South Division title at Wide World of Indoor Sports in North Smithfield this season after defeating both the BMYSO and Pawtucket teams. After... more

CYSA offering scholarships

CUMBERLAND - The Cumberland Youth Soccer Association is offering two $750 scholarships to graduating high school seniors. Candidates must be planning to attend college or a school of higher... more

CSP United wins in Maple League play

CUMBERLAND - In a game full of goals, CSP United's U-12 girls got off to a strong start in 11 versus 11 Maple League play beating a determined South Shore select team, 5-4. The game began with a... more